Liver seems to be less common food for most people but did you know that liver is very nutritious, even be worthy of the natural 'superfood' label? Despite its low cost, liver is a rich source of many key nutrients including vitamins A, vitamin B12, Folate, zinc, copper and choline. These nutrients are crucial for healthy skin, eye and immune health as well as detoxification. Choline is specifically critical for brain function and a healthy nervous system.
Why don't most people eat liver? A few reasons may be that they have never eaten it before, just don' t like the taste or they don't know how to cook it to make it tasty. I grew up enjoying eating liver in a variety of dishes such as pate, curry and stir-fry. Ready to give it a go...try this recipe. You will never know that liver might become your new favourite 'superfood'.
100g Organic chicken liver, cut into bite size
200 g Chinese chive flowers, cut into an inch long
1 Red chilli, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp Soy sauce or Tamari
1 Tbsp Olive oil
Ground white pepper
Add the oil and the garlic in a pan on a medium heat. Once the garlic is golden brown, add the liver and let it cook for a few minutes (add a bit of water if it is too dried), then stir in the chives. Add soy sauce or Tamari and keep stir frying for a few more minutes or until the liver is cooked but not overcooked. Add the Chilli and ground white pepper to taste. Serve hot with steamed brown rice.